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Freelance Packaging Design Managers

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We are looking for Packaging Design Managers to work for a huge global retail company in Welwyn Garden City (North London) - a 25 minute train journey from Kings Cross. We are looking for 2 freelancers and 1 candidate for a temp to perm role. These candidates will manage and coordinate the briefing and development of the client's UK/CE packaging designs and work with the Group Design function to ensure the designs achieve a consistent look and feel which resonates with customers.

Key Responsibilities:

• You will liaise with Category Technical Managers to consolidate any category specific requirements that need to be considered as part of the packaging design.
• You will project manage all aspects of the packaging design process from brief to design through to instore, including SRP.
• You will manage design agencies, photographers and artwork agencies to deliver own brand packaging to agreed critical path and to budget.
• You will work with categories to ensure smooth running of the development process
• You will be aware of competitor developments and global trends
• You will be aware of innovative packaging structure and innovations in all areas of packaging and be proactive in sharing this information
• You will be able to articulate packaging design creative principles, influence and persuade
• You will champion the client's brand packaging design throughout the UK

Skills & Experience Required:

• Classic packaging design management in retail, design agency or artwork and repro company.
• Experience of managing design agencies and photographers preferred in addition.
• Extremely strong influencing skills required with experience of high volume, fast moving, complex packaging projects.

You’ll describe yourself in the ways below:

Creative, organised, detail orientated, collaborative, articulate and passionate

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